Update On Police Findings Into Investigation of Prince’s Death

Posted On : April 22, 2016

prince-sheriff-updateThere’s good news here regarding the investigation into Prince’s death on yesterday, April 21st. Here’s what the Carver County Sheriff’s Office has said.

  • Prince’s body had no obvious signs of trauma when he was found in an elevator.
  • Nothing to indicate the superstar’s death was a suicide.
  • The autopsy is complete, but they will not release any results until the toxicology testing is also complete. Which could take several weeks.
  • Prince was found by staffers at Paisley Park, who’d gone there to check on him after being unable to reach Prince by phone.

In regards to the reports on the alleged drug overdose 6 days prior to his death, it is being reported that Prince was taking a pain medication Percocet for a hip problem. Prince had corrective surgery for his hip around 2010-2011, and a prescription for pain medication is common and many times necessary. Percocet is a mix of acetaminophen and oxycodone, an opioid. Unfortunately, it is highly addictive, but again, we don’t know if his cause of death was due to the overuse of the drug, toxicology will confirm in the coming weeks.